The Cross River State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Anyanime Festus, for allegedly poisoning his twin daughters after he accused them of killing his parents.
Festus allegedly gave his 11-year-old twin daughters a black substance mixed with acid after which he took them to a bush path and made them drink it.
The suspect, resident in Akampka local government area of the state admitted that his daughters were witches.
Festus had locked up his daughters for about three days after which he told them he was taking them to school. He let them out and allegedly took them to the bush path where they were both poisoned.
According to him, they confessed to be witches and he had no choice than to kill them.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect was arrested by the Divisional Police Station, Akampka, and later transferred to Police Headquarters in Calabar.
According to her, “He confessed that he gave his daughters acid mixed with malt to drink because he had a premonition that they would kill him like they killed his parents.
“He had the belief because they confessed to him that they were witches. So he carried out the dastardly act to save his life first.”
The PPRO further revealed that before one of the twins identified only as Joy died, she revealed that their father had taken them to a bush path at Nyaghasan on a bike, brought out a black substance and gave to them to drink.